Enter the weight of dry pasta and the ratio of dry pasta to cooked pasta into the calculator to determine the weight of cooked pasta. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Dry To Cooked Pasta Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the weight of cooked pasta from dry pasta.

CP = DP * R

Variables:

- CP is the weight of cooked pasta (grams) DP is the weight of dry pasta (grams) R is the ratio of dry pasta to cooked pasta (decimal)

To calculate the weight of cooked pasta, multiply the weight of dry pasta by the ratio of dry pasta to cooked pasta. This ratio typically ranges from 2 to 2.5, depending on the type of pasta and personal preference for pasta doneness.

## What is a Dry To Cooked Pasta?

Dry to cooked pasta refers to the transformation process that pasta undergoes when it is cooked. Dry pasta, which is typically made from semolina flour and water, is hard and brittle. When it is cooked in boiling water, it absorbs the water and becomes soft and pliable. The pasta also increases in size and weight as it absorbs the water. The ratio of dry to cooked pasta can vary depending on the type of pasta, but generally, one cup of dry pasta yields about two cups of cooked pasta.

## How to Calculate Dry To Cooked Pasta?

The following steps outline how to calculate the weight of cooked pasta using the formula CP = DP * R.

- First, determine the weight of dry pasta (DP) in grams.
- Next, determine the ratio of dry pasta to cooked pasta (R) as a decimal.
- Next, gather the formula from above = CP = DP * R.
- Finally, calculate the weight of cooked pasta (CP) in grams.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with a kitchen scale.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

weight of dry pasta (DP) = 200 grams

ratio of dry pasta to cooked pasta (R) = 0.5